Why the emu cannot fly

Australia, 1974

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Episode of Series “Aboriginal legends”.
This film is illustrated by drawings of an Aboriginal legend from the book “Djugurba: tales from the Spirit Time” and tells how the emu’s vanity about his beautiful wings brings about his downfall.

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Ken J. Widdowson

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Australian National University



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